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ISI Admission Test 2021: Registrations (Open), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Results

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Atul Yadav

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ISI Admission Test 2021 Registration has begun on May 3, 2021. Last date to apply for ISI Entrance Test 2021 is June 1, 2021, while the application fee can be paid until June 5, 2021.  ISI Admission 2021 Application form can be filled only through online mode and the exam is scheduled to be held on July 18, 2021. Apply for ISI Admission Test 2021 

Candidates interested in pursuing M.Tech courses from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata must appear for ISI Admission Test. Those who have a valid GATE Score Card do not have to appear for the admission test. They can apply for admissions directly.

  • Candidates are required to go through ISI Admission Test eligibility criteria according to their course preferences. 
  • ISI Admission 2021 application fee is INR 1250 for General male candidates, INR 750 for female candidates, and INR 625 for SC/ST, PWD, OBC Category candidates. Read More
  • The exam consists of Objective type and Descriptive type Questions. Check ISI Admission Test Pattern
  • ISI Test Result for the exam is usually out by the end of July 2021.
  • Counseling procedure varies with the course applied for. An interview is held for most of the courses

Latest Updates

  • May 5, 2021: ISI EntranceTest 2021 admit card will be released in July 2021. 
  • March 8, 2021: ISI Calcutta released Official Notification and ISI Admission Test 2021 Exam Date on the official portal

About ISI Admission Test 

Indian Statistical Institute Admission(ISI) Test is a national level exam conducted by ISI Calcutta once a year to grant admission into various courses like – B Stat (Hons), B. Math. (Hons), M Stat, M Math, MS (QE), MS (QMS), MS (LIS), M Tech (CS), M Tech (CrS), M Tech (QROR), PG Diplomas and Research Fellowships. The admission is done purely on the basis of marks obtained in the written test and interview (for some courses). Moreover, the candidate's academic records may also be considered at Institute's discretion. Check ISI Admission 2021 Seat Offered


ISI Admission Test 2021 Highlights

Exam Highlights
Exam Name ISI Admission Test
Mode of Exam Offline
Conducted by ISI Calcutta
Frequency of Exam Once in a year
Courses Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate

ISI Admission Exam Date 2021

ISI Admission Test 2021 Dates

Here is a look at a complete and detailed look at the schedule to be followed for ISI Test 2021:

Particulars Dates
ISI Admission Test official Notification March 8, 2021
Starting date of online application for ISI Admission Test May 3, 2021
Last date to fill ISI entrance Test online application June 1, 2021
Last date of fee payment June 5, 2021
Availability of ISI Entrance Test Admit Card starts To be announced
Date of ISI Admission Test 2021 July 18, 2021
Declaration of Result July 2021

ISI Admission Eligibility Criteria

ISI Admission Test 2021 Eligibility Criteria

ISI Admission Test 2021 is conducted for various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and Fellowship courses, hence the eligibility for the exam also depends on the course(s) a candidate is opting for. The following table provides the details of ISI Admission eligibility criteria for various courses.

Eligibility for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Courses

Course Eligibility Criteria
B.Stat. Successful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects.
B.Math Successful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects.
M.Stat. (i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree or a BE/B.Tech. degree with Statistics as a subject, or (ii) B. Math. Degree from ISI, or (iii) PG Diploma in Statistical Methods with Applications from ISI.
M.Math (i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree, or (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree with Mathematics as a subject, or (iii) B. Stat. degree from ISI.
Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Economics (i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Mathematics/Statistics/Physics, or (ii) B. Stat. degree from ISI, or (iii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE).
Master of Science (MS) in Quality Management Science (i) 3-year Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject, or (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree in any discipline.
Master of Science (MS) and in Library Information Science 3-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
M Tech in Computer Science (i) Master's degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronic Science/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology or, (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE or, DOEACC ‘B’ Level).
M. Tech in Quality, Reliability & Operations Research (i) Master's degree in Statistics or (ii) Master's degree in Mathematics with Statistics as subjects or (iii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered (such as AMIE) and (ii) Physics and Chemistry at (10+2) level.
PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics: (i) Bachelor's degree in any discipline with Mathematics as a subject or, (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE)
PG Diploma in Computer Applications 3-year Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject (Offered at Giridih).

Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship Courses (JRF)

Domain Eligibility
Statistics: (i) M. Stat. degree from ISI, or ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics or, (iii) B. Stat./B. Math. from ISI with outstanding maturity in Statistics, or (iv) BA/B. Sc., BE/B. Tech. or equivalent degree with Statistics as a subject and outstanding maturity in Statistics (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai).
Mathematics: (i) M. Stat./M. Math. degree from ISI, or (ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Mathematics or, (iii) ME/M. Tech. degree or equivalent with Mathematics as a subject, or (iv) B. Stat./B. Math. degree from ISI with outstanding maturity in Mathematics, or (v) BA/B. Sc., BE/B. Tech. or equivalent degree with Mathematics as a subject and outstanding maturity in Mathematics (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai).
Quantitative Economics: (i) MS(QE)/ M. Stat. degree from ISI, or (ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics/Mathematics/ Economics/Econometrics or, (iii) BA/B. Sc. degree with Economics as a subject with outstanding mathematical maturity, or (iv) BE/B Tech degree with Economics and Mathematics/Statistics as subjects (Offered at Kolkata and Delhi).
Computer Science: (i) ME/M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Electronics/ Telecommunication/Radio Physics/ Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Microwave Communications/ Information Technology/ Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject, or (ii) M. Stat./M. Sc./MCA/ MA or equivalent degree in Physics/Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Statistics/Electronic Sciences/Computer Science/ Atmospheric Science/Information Technology/Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject at the graduate level, or (iii) BE/B Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects with Outstanding maturity in relevant subjects (Offered at Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai).
Quality, Reliability & Operations Research: (i) M. Tech./ME/MS/M. Phil. or equivalent degree in Quality/Reliability/Operations Research, or (ii) M. Stat./M. Sc./MA or equivalent degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/Physics with Mathematics as a subject at the graduate level, or (iii) BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects with Outstanding maturity in relevant subjects (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai).
Physics: A consistently good academic record with M. Sc. in Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics (Offered at Kolkata).
Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science: A good academic record with M.Sc.(Agriculture) in Agricultural Chemistry with Soil Science (Offered at Kolkata).
Geology: A good academic record with M. Sc. in Geology or equivalent (Offered at Kolkata).
Library and Information Science: At least high second class in MS (LIS) awarded by ISI or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science (awarded by ISI or NISCAIR/INSDOC) or its equivalent degree (such as Master's degree in LIS from any Indian/Foreign University) with at least 55% marks in undergraduate (BA/B. Sc./B. Com. or its equivalent and also in BLISc. if applicable) programme (Offered at Bengaluru).
Linguistics: An MA degree in Linguistics/Applied linguistics with a minimum of 55% marks (Offered at Kolkata).

ISI Admission Test Application Form 2021

ISI Admission Test: Application Form 2021

A candidate looking to appear for ISI Admission Test 2021 will have to register himself/herself on the official website of ISI Calcutta, which is isical.ac.in. Here is a list of steps that a candidate needs to follow to register for ISI Test 2021:

  • Visit the official portal of ISI, isical.ac.in
  • Click on the Apply Online link at the admissions page of ISI.
  • Register yourself by filling the form and uploading necessary documents (presumably scanned photograph and signature)
  • Pay the fee and now registration is complete.

Application Fee for ISI Admission Test 2021

Category Fee
Open Category Male candidates 1250/-
Open Category Female Candidates 750/-
ST/SC/PwD/OBC-NCL Candidates 625/-

The fee can be paid through either online mode or bank challan. The bank challan will be generated at the time of registration. Here are the things that a candidate needs to keep in mind while paying the fee through either of the methods:

Mode Process
Online The payment through online mode can be made by a candidate using Credit/Debit card or through Net Banking.
Offline For payment to be made by offline mode, the candidate has to get a challan generated in the favour of ISI Calcutta through any SBI branch. Candidates should keep in mind that this mode of payment can take more than 48 hours to get completed and thus candidates are advised that they should start a bit early with this process and should not delay the payment to final days. 

ISI Admission Test Admit Card 2021

ISI Admission Test 2021 Admit Card

ISI Admission Test 2021 Admit Card will be released in the second week of July 2021. The candidate will have to carry the admit card to the exam center in order to appear for ISI Admission test. The admit card mentions the details regarding the exam timing, exam center, and Registration number of the candidate.

Here are the steps to be followed to download the Admit Card for ISI Admission Test 2021:

  • The link for downloading the admit card is sent on the registered email address of the candidate. Therefore, candidates are advised to keep their email id secure and available.
  • One needs to login to his/her email account and click on the link sent by ISI Calcutta.
  • The link will redirect the candidate to the page where the candidate can download the admit card for ISI Test 2021.
  • Candidate can then take a printout of the admit card and keep it with himself/herself.

Candidates are advised to keep a copy of the admit card with them even after the exam, as it may be needed in future processes regarding admission.


ISI Admission Exam Pattern

ISI Admission Test 2021 Exam Pattern

ISI Admission Test Exam Pattern varies according to the course a candidate is opting for. However, the paper pattern remains the same for the first exam. First exam will have a total of 30 marks while paper 2 will consist of 70 marks. Each paper wil be conducted for 2 hours duration.

  • For most of the courses, the candidate has to appear in two exams. Where one exam contains all objective type questions and another one contains descriptive questions.
  • Generally, both the exams are held on the same day and have similar duration.
  • Candidate can have a look at detailed exam pattern, along with the syllabus and previous year papers at this link: www.isical.ac.in
  • The paper will comprise 2 parts. Part 1 is a mandatory section and will consist of multiple-choice questions in Mathematics at the undergraduate level. It will have 30 questions for 120 marks and a duration of 2 hours.
  • Part 2 varies with the discipline one opts for. It will comprise descriptive questions.

Courses offered at ISI

ISI Admission Test 2021: Courses Offered

There as many as 23 types of courses being offered by ISI, and the tests and selection process may vary according to the course being opted by the candidate. Here is a comprehensive list of courses being offered by ISI in different domains:

List of Courses
B.Stat B.Math M.Stat
M.Math M.S.(QE) M.S.(LIS)
M.S.(QMS) M.Tech.(CS) M.Tech.(QROR)
JRF in Statistics JRF in Mathematics JRF in Quantitative Economics
JRF in Computer Science JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research JRF in Physics
JRF in Library and Information Science JRF in Sociology JRF in Geology
JRF in Psychology JRF in Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science JRF in Linguistics
PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics PG Diploma in Computer Applications --

ISI Admission Test Result

ISI Admission Test 2021: Results

ISI Admission Test 2021 Result will be announced in the form of Merit List. The result will be displayed on the official website of ISI Calcutta.

Candidate needs to follow these steps to be able to view his/her result:

  • Reach the official website of ISI Calcutta.
  • Click on the ‘ISI Admission Test results button.
  • Now candidates need to enter the credentials asked to be entered on the results page. (Application Number, Password, Roll number or Date of Birth)
  • Click on submit/View result, and the candidate can view the result of the ISI Test 2021.
  • Candidate can also download the result for future reference.

ISI Admission Test 2021 Result will display the qualification of the candidate. No score or marks will be displayed in it.


ISI Admission Test Cutoff

ISI Admission Test 2021 Cut Off

The admission of a candidate in various courses depends upon the marks that a candidate has scored in the admission test. However, the cut off is completely relative and keeps on changing year by year. The estimate of cut off on the basis of past results is as follows:

Course Category Cut off
B.Stat General UGA 60/120 & UGB 30/80
OBC-NC UGA 62.1/120 & UGB 27/80
SC/ST UGA 55.2/120 & UGB 24/80
M.Stat. General UGA 67/120 & UGB 31/80
OBC-NC UGA 60.3/120 & UGB 27.9/80
SC/ST UGA 53.6/120 & UGB 24.8/80
M.Math General MMA score more than 74, combined average score more than 55
OBC-NC MMA score more than 66.5, combined average score more than 49.5
SC/ST MMA score more than 59.2, combined average score more than 44

ISI Admission Test 2021 Selection Procedure

The selection process of candidates in various courses is conducted on the basis of marks scored by a candidate in ISI Test 2021. The selection process for various courses is as follows:

B.Stat. and B.Math: Candidates are selected on the basis of scores of both the tests. ISI releases a cut off that decides that a candidate will be called for interviews or not. Also, INMO awardees will be called for interview sessions directly. Such candidates are not required to appear in ISI Admission Test 2021.

After the interview session is conducted, a final list is prepared for candidates who have qualified the interviews.

M.Stat and M.Math: The selection procedure here is a bit complex.

Candidates who have successfully obtained their respective Honors degree will be admitted directly to the ISI Calcutta campus.

However, candidates with a Pass (Non-honors) degree will need to appear in the ISI Admission test 2021 and then appear for interviews, on the basis of which a candidate will be allotted seat in either Delhi or Chennai campus for the first year.

MS (QE) and MS (QMS): Candidates in these two courses will be selected on the basis of interview.

MS (LIS): Candidates for this course may get selected directly on the basis of their scores in ISI test 2021 and past academic records.

M. Tech. (CS) and M. Tech. (QROR): The selection in these courses is also done on the basis of scores in the entrance test and Interview.

Check ISI ADMISSION TEST 2021 Counselling and Selection Process


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequenlty Asked Questions

Ques: When will ISI Admission Test 2021 Application Form be released?

Ans: ISI Calcutta has released ISI Entrance Exam Application Form on May 3, 2021. Candidates will have to visit the official website of Indian Statistical Institute to register for the exam.

Ques: What are the Eligibility Criteria to appear for ISI Admission Test 2021?

Ans: ISI offers admission to multiple undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, therefore eligibility criteria for ISI Admission varies depending on the programme being applied for, however, candidates applying for UG courses must have successfully passed 10+2 while those applying for PG courses must acquire their bachelor’s degree before applying

Ques: What is the application Fee for ISI Admission Test 2021?

Ans: The Application Fee for ISI Admission Test 2021 for the open category is INR 1250, whereas for reserved categories its is INR 650. Female from the open category will have to pay Rs 750 as the registration fee. 

Ques: When ISI Admission Test 2021 will be conducted? 

Ans: ISI Admission Test 2021 will be held on July 18, 2021, in pen and paper-based mode across various exam centers in India.

Ques: Is there any negative marking in ISI Admission Test 2021?

Ans: There is no provision of negative marking in ISI Admission Test 2021. The Exam will consist of 2 papers with a duration of 2 hours each. The both the papers will be conducted on the same day with a total duration of 4 hours.

Ques: When will the result for ISI Admission 2021 be declared?

Ans: ISI Admission 2021 results will be declared in the month of August 2021 Tentatively, Along with the results candidate will also be able to download the merit list for the test. Admission to each course will be done on the basis of ISI Admission Test 2021 Merit List. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


2 Comments
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mahalakshmi
what is the fee structure in isi ?
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Mahalakshmi, kindly mention the course whose fee structure you want to know. You can also check the fees of the concerned course (if available) from here: ISI Kolkata Fee Structure

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surjendu kar
I WANT TO KHOW THE ADDMISSION PROCEDURE OF ISI
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Surjendu, you can check the Admission Procedure of the concerned course in the institute from here.


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